Here‚Äôs a Barry Bonds interview from a few weeks ago that aligns eerily well with the baseball sensibilities of a few Deadspin staffers. There have been tales of Ichiro‚Äôs monster batting practice dingers for a few years, and Bonds here confirms that Ichiro can still slap ‚Äėem all around the yard.

This week, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout have both confirmed that they will not participate in the Home Run Derby. Ichiro will most likely never give a home run derby a chance, but good lord, I would love to see him go for it.